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Mar 28, 2011 4:00am PDT
>>> making news in america this morning. >> president obama gets ready to make his case for the u.s. role in libya. today's speech to the nation comes as libyan rebels go on the offensive. >>> japan rattled by another earthquake as the credibility gap widens in confusing statements about that criminalled nuclear plant. >>> and back here at h final four final four bound. virginia commonwealth gets ready for another wild week after another march madness stunner. >>> good morning. we begin with libya where rebel forces are advancing on the capital tripoli this morning. >> and there's an unconfirmed report they've already taken moammar gadhafi's hometown which is a government stronghold, the rebels are benefitting from they air strikes by the international coalition. >> and tonight, president obama tells the american people why the u.s. thread effort. abc's emily schmidt joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: peggy and rob good morning to you. this is now day ten of the no-fly zone over libya. president obama plans to address the nation tonight about libya. he's expected to sa
ABC
Mar 18, 2011 4:00am PDT
by for any military action in libya. we'll have apdate on update on good morning america. >>> to the other global crisis, it's been a week since the earthquake hit japan. workers are trying to restart the cooling conditions at the reactor. >>> the latest toll from the quake and tsunami, 16,600 dead or missing. president obama has ordered a comprehensive safety review of the 104 nuclear reactors in this country in the wake of that disaster in japan. >>> the head of the u.n. atomic agency arrived in japan for a personal assessment of the crisis. >> reporter: good morning to you. the last-ditch effort to save the nuclear plant involved more than 140 firefighters and 300 workers. they have volunteered for the dangerous mission and like many crews will work to cool down the reactors to prevent total disaster. it's an all-out battle to save the fukushima daiichi plant. they are attempting to cool it down and overt potential meltdown. the latest effort went in after crews dropped sea water. today, officials said they would not resume aerial operations for now. 300 men are working around the clock
ABC
Mar 21, 2011 4:00am PDT
>>> making news in america this morning. >> closing in on gadhafi. missiles target the libyan leader's compound overnight. u.s. firepower on display. but for how much longer? >>> radiation risk. spreading now to food and water. but at the devastated plant, some improvements to report today. >>> and the megamerger, set to affect millions of cell phone users. what would an at&t takeover of t-mobile mean for your monthly bill? >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. the u.s.-led coalition is not quite ready to say mission accomplished this morning, even after a weekend of pounding attacks that virtually crippled libya's defenses. >> allied leaders insist gadhafi is not the target of the assault. but a cruise missile did plow into a buildening on his residential compound. >> after that all, what is next? emily schmidt joins us with the latest. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. u.s. war planes led most of the assault on libya over the weekend, including 90 tons of bombs dropped by b-2 bombers that were flown in from missouri. but the pen
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 4:30am EDT
, barbara will share more of her memories on "good morning america." one of taylor's seven ex-husbands, former senator john warner, will remember her as a woman whose heart and soul were as beautiful as her classic face. >>> also, debbie reynolds also had kind words for taylor. the two patched up their friendship, after taylor stole eddie fisher from reynolds. >> of course, we had a bumpy ride there for a little while when she sought company of my husband permanently, which was an unusual occurrence. and we were past through that. through the years, we remained friends. i spoke with elizabeth about two to three weeks ago. she said it was really tough. and she was not happy with the way things were going. but that she was doing the best she could. and she said, old age is not for sissies, which we all know is true. >> pretty amazing, those two able to maintain that friendship after all that. we will hear from debbie reynolds on "good morning america," as well. >> plus, the husbands, the jewels and the legacy of this legendary icon, elizabeth taylor. >>> well, singer, chris brow
ABC
Mar 10, 2011 4:00am PST
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> state of emergency. areas hard-hit by tornadoes, as the waterlogged northeast braces for more rain later today. >>> new outrage in wisconsin. after three weeks of protests, lawmakers plan to strip union rights. >>> rich and famous. the new list of america's billionaires. mark zuckerberg's fortune triples. but he's not the youngest anymore. >>> good morning. it is another sopping wet day here in the northeast, where rivers are dangerously swollen from last week's storm. >> drenching rain is expected to come down all day long, from the mid-atlantic states here in new york. and new jersey is expected to bare the brunt of it. >> this is part of the same system that just slammed the deep south with as many as two dozen twisters. more, now, from emily schmidt. >> reporter: storm chasers knew they were watching something big develop in the southeast. >> there's the rotation. >> you can see the swell. >> that one's nasty. >> reporter: storm chasers were right. winds whipped into tornadoes near mobile, alabama. tearing off a gas station awn
ABC
Mar 23, 2011 4:00am EDT
>>> making news in america this morning. >> breaking news from tokyo, don't drink the water. that's the order for millions as radiation levels spike. >>> mission accomplished? u.s. strikes on libya would soon be over. but overnight, gadhafi says he will win. >>> and powerful, spring storms spawn tornados in the heartland, as a system now targets the northeast. >>> good morning. we begin this morning with some breaking news out of tokyo, japan. that city of about 7 million people has a new concern about radiation right now. >> and it's flowing out of every tap. new tests on tokyo's water have found it to be two times above the limit for radioactive iodine considered safe for infants. parents are now being told to keep it away from youngsters. but the level of iodine is said to pose no immediate health risk to adults. >> and broccoli was added to the list of vegetables taken from around the nuclear plant. the fda has halted all imports from that region. we'll have more coming up. >>> meanwhile, there is word of evacuation of the workers from the fukushima nuclear plant. that evacuat
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 4:00am EDT
>>> making news in america this morning. >> nature's wrath. a coast-to-coast rampage. everything from tornadoes to heavy snow. and it's not over yet. >>> was an airport controller asleep on the job? big changes after airliners were forced to land with no one in the tower. >>> and then this -- >> maybe georgie boy didn't have the stuff. maybe he didn't have it in him. >> memories of screen icon elizabeth taylor. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. the first week of spring has come in with a bang, hitting some big chunks of the country, with everything from tornados to even heavy snow. >> in fact, one twister touched down in northern california last night. it damaged a half-dozen homes along a path that stretched at least a mile long. as the state braces for more nasty weather, cleanup continues in the east, after severe storms rip through pennsylvania. we get the latest from brad wheelis. >> reporter: neighborhoods in suburban pittsburgh were blown apart by a powerful tornado. at least 40 homes and a school in hempfield were damaged, moments after last nigh
ABC
Mar 16, 2011 4:00am PDT
was scattered over a wide area of the bay. >>> and our coverage continues today on "good morning america," with a look at how many american nuclear plants are also located near earthquake fault lines. >>> well, there are some major developments in the middle east this morning. we're seeing a crackdown against anti-government protesters in the persian gulf nation of bahrain. now, they flooded out of the main square in bahrain's capital, after security forces fired tear gas and then opened fire. two people are dead. many more are injured. it comes one day after the country declared a state of emergency. >>> now, to politics here in the u.s. our new poll of republican-leaning voters makes for some ready tough reading for sarah palin. 58% view her favorably, which is actually an all-time low for her. palin has a higher unfavorable rating, up to 37%, than other gop candidates. among them, mitt romney has a 60% favorable rating and 21% unfavorable. the poll gives mike huckabee the highest marks. 61% favorable. 18% unfavorable. >>> and the last american world war i veteran has been laid to rest
ABC
Mar 30, 2011 4:00am EDT
>>> making news in america this morning. >> gadhafi fights back. happening right now. his forces launch major attacks on rebel fighters. >>> unplanned trip. another air controller suspended for sending a packed 737 too close to another plane. >>> and the first to go, from kirstie alley to sugar ray, surviving the first round of tv's hottest show. >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us today. there has been a major setback for anti-government forces in libya. rebels are now running from the towns of brega and ras la nuf, after being hammered by gadhafi's forces. >> and there's debate in washington, whether the u.s. should help the rebels by providing them with weapons. emily schmidt has the latest. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. president obama says he is looking at all options to support the rebels. but when members of the international diplomatic community met in london and had a chance to talk about it, one member said the talk of arming rebels didn't come up. with nato set to take command of military operation, president obama says moamma
ABC
Mar 15, 2011 4:00am PDT
and also on "good morning america." live coverage from our team in japan, including diane sawyer and david muir. >>> and now, for this morning's weather around the country. a pretty wet day from seattle to san francisco. up to three feet of mountain snow in the cascades. and a foot in the rockies. a wintry mix from the dakotas to northern minnesota. some showers in the ohio valley down to nashville, charleston, west virginia, raleigh and atlanta. >> 45 degrees in boston. 51 in baltimore. 66 in new orleans. chicago gets up to 45. omaha, 56. and fargo, 37 degrees. 50s from seattle to boise and billings. and sacramento gets up to 65. phoenix, coming in near 90. >>> we'll have the other morning's top -- this morning's other news coming up next, including a dolphin nearly crushes a woman in florida. bizarre story there. >> you have to see that. >>> also, death on the launch pad. how a worker died while preparing "endeavour" for liftoff. >>> and we'll return to the quake zone, as misplaced family members find each other, five days into this tragedy. ererererr >>> and welcome back, everybody. we
ABC
Mar 1, 2011 4:00am PST
from her interview later on "good morning america." >>> and to our other big story this tuesday morning. a night of severe storms, tearing across one-third of the country, leaving damage and destruction in its wake. some cleanup is now under way. but many rivers are still rising. across the midwest and south this morning, damage from wind, water and tornadoes. multiple twisters touched down monday in indiana, kentucky and tennessee, where at least one person was killed. >> the mother was pinned. the fire department got her out of there. >> the wind was blowing really bad. and you could just hear the whistling and everything. >> reporter: in the wake, devastation. some searched the rubble, hoping to find anything they could. in chattanooga it looked like earthquake damage was done by high winds, destroying this historic brick building. nearby, high winds brought down trees and power lines, knocking out power to thousands. for others, the problem is floodwater. way too much of it. some neighborhoods now completely inundated. >> basement has about four foot of water in it. it's up to the s
ABC
Mar 9, 2011 4:00am PST
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> bracing for more rain. where canoes are more useful than cars. a new storm adds to flooding misery. >>> olive branch. wisconsin's governor offers a compromise to end a three-week showdown. >>> and marine mystery. a marina fills up with millions of dead fish. now, biologists think they know why. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. the deluge leaving parts of the northeast under water is not letting up. >> just unbelievable. several rivers remain above flood stage this morning. and it's not over yet. beginning tonight, the system in the southeast will bring more flooding to saturated neighborhoods from new jersey all the way to new england. >> emily schmidt shows us the damage so far. >> reporter: it is a double-hit. winter rains, after winter snow. it.tired of it. >> reporter: forcing people out, as the water moves in. >> we have about a foot and a half of water inside the house. the entire living space is completely trashed. we can't -- we have nowhere to live right now. >> reporter: there are flood watches or w
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 4:00am EDT
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> the u.s. is transferring command of the operation against moammar gadhafi's force in libya, just as the mission gains more arab support. >>> safety concerns about the nation's air traffic control system after one controller missed sleeping on the job. >>> and the champion dethroned. duke is dominated by arizona, as the march madness sweet 16 gets into high gear. >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. there is a major change in command in enforcing that no-fly zone over libya. libya -- nato has agreed to take charge of those operations. >> and the changeover from u.s. hands could take place as early as tomorrow. emily schmidt is joining us now from washington with the latest details. >> reporter: the u.s. has been cutting back on its role in this no-fly zone enforcement. in fact, just yesterday, the pentagon said 75% of the combat missions are now flown by the coalition partners. soon, this transition is going to be official. the no-fly zone over libya that has international support is now getting internationa
ABC
Mar 7, 2011 4:00am PST
>>> making news in america this morning. >>> slowing the surge. the president's new plan to ease pain at the pump. >>> also, severe storms, tornadoes, torrential rains and some areas more than a foot of snow. >>> and nature's fireworks. an explosive weekend at the country's most active volcano. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. is it a topic for most of us. the recent surge in gas prices. this morning, the president is considering drastic measures to turn it around. >> here's why. according to one survey, the average price for a gallon of gas is $3.47. that is 73 cents higher than last year at this time. >> so what exactly account white house do in all of this? emily schmidt has details from washington. hi, emily. >> reporter: peggy and rob, good morning to you. the calendar says march, but it might as well be memorial day when it comes to gas prices. they are going up higher and faster than anytime in history. and now, some are asking the president, what are you going to do about it. with gas prices skyrocketing, americans are reaching their limits earl
ABC
Mar 17, 2011 4:00am PDT
america." >>> in libya this morning, where four "new york times" reporters are now missing. pulitzer prize winner, anthony shadid, steven farrell, tyler hicks, and lindsay addario, went missing on tuesday. >>> and britain's prince william has gotten a firsthand look at the earthquake damage in christchurch, new zealand. he's on a tour, offering well-wishes to the victims of last month's quake. and will also meet australian flood victims, too. the future king called the destruction, quote, unbelievable. >>> now, to a sure sign that spring is already in the air. first lady, michelle obama, planted her white house vegetable garden for the third-straight year. and, of course, she had lots of helping hands from two dozen fifth graders. mrs. obama is also writing a book about the garden and healthy eating. so far, the garden has produced 2,000 pounds of veggies. >> nice. >>> it will be even nicer today for the vegetables in that garden. getting plenty of sunshine, as the temperatures rise on the east coast. looking at the rest of the nation. showers in chicago, detroit and milwaukee. light rain
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 4:00am PDT
morning america." >>> in the meantime, there's been a major setback for moammar gadhafi. one of the closest foreign ministers has defected. musa kusa is in london and has resigned. >> emily schmidt joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning, rob and peggy. libyan rebels have lost key ground this week but they may have gained secret help from the u.s. libyan rebels are outnumbered and outzbgunned by moammar gadhafi's force. and now more rebel forces may come from outside. >> broader question of assistance to the opposition is one that we're looking at very closely. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, president obama has signed a secret presidential finding authorizing covert operations to stop rebels. the president could make a decision to do so in the future. that would put more focus on those fighting gadhafi. >> you can who are those guys, you're going to think about whether or not you really want to arm them. because our history of arming groups we don't know hasn't been a terribly good one. >> we don't know as much as we would like to know and as much as we expect we w
ABC
Mar 8, 2011 4:00am EST
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ABC
Mar 11, 2011 4:00am PST
america" coming up >>> welcome back, everybody, to "america this morning." as you can see there, we are following a major international story this morning. overnight, shortly after 1:00 a.m. eastern time, 2:46 p.m. local time in japan, a major earthquake struck the northeastern part of that country and has now triggered a major tsunami that's washing away boats, cars, homes, businesses. the extent of the damage and the death toll is rising at this point. but still unknown, as we begin to finally get glimpses in the coming hours, if not days. the extent of the damage and destruction being done in japan right now. a massive earthquake. the country's strongest, in fact, since 1995. look at that video there. >> unbelievable. these are pictures that are coming. these are new. we've been watching the video of the tsunami wave roll over the miyagi region. that's the city of sendai, populated by 1 million to 2 million people. very populated. very much an economic center for the country of japan. and in the pictures, you're starting to see firsthand some of the devastation we're starting to
ABC
Mar 4, 2011 4:00am PST
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ABC
Mar 2, 2011 4:00am EST
>>> making news in america this morning. >> big step back. with unrest still unfolding in the oil-rich middle east. its new impact on our economy. could gas prices hit $5 a gallon by summer? >> wow. >>> and new details in the charlie sheen saga. police at his house overnight, as he becomes twitter's newest phenomenon. >>> and a symbol of the summer of love. the vw bus gets a whole, new look. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm mike marusarz, in for rob nelson. >> and i'm peggy bunker. mommar gadhafi's control over his country, continues to crumble this morning, with new pressure on his regime. >> the united states has con dechled human rights in libya. and demanding gadhafi leave office. >> and secretary of state hillary clinton says the u.s. may even prosecute gadhafi for the 1988 pan am bombing. he's suspected of personally ordering that attack. >> as the u.s. weighs military action, there's concern about the conflicts and the harmful impact they'll have on the u.s. economy. >> emily schmidt has the latest on that from washington. emily? >> reporter: in libya, ch
ABC
Mar 29, 2011 4:00am EDT
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> the u.s. gets ready to hand off the mission in libya, after president obama makes his case to the nation, that military intervention was necessary. >>> from california, a sliding hillside puts homes in danger. families told to get out before their houses tumbled down. >>> and the drastic measures taken by one teen who wanted a new car. wait until you hear what she did to get it. >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. president obama takes his case for military action against libya on the road today. it will be part of a major speech that mr. obama gives later today. >> right here in new york. >> and last night, the president spoke to the nation to defend his choices and also to announce that nato will take over the lead role tomorrow. emily schmidt is joining us from washington with all the details. good morning, emily. >> reporter: peggy and rob, good morning to you. before president obama used the word libya last night, he said the words international effort. and he said the world had had a responsibility to a
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 4:30am EDT
of "america this morning." >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm peggy bunker. there's two, main concerns in japan this morning, coping with the huge scope of the humanitarian disaster. also, nuclear fares from three, crippled reactors. >> overnight, there was a new blast at the fukushima plant that was felt 25 miles away. and also injured several workers. so far, though, radiation levels are still within legal limits. >>> also today, 2,000 bodies were found on the shores. authorities there may ask foreign funeral homes to send supplies. >> and thousands of people are still missing. and the death toll, now, could pass 10,000. >>> and details on all of these developments, plus how the disaster is impacting stock markets on this first, full session since the quake. >> we begin our coverage, now, with emily schmidt. >> reporter: in parts of japan, where the earthquake may have killed at least 10,000 people, life is now spent in lines. people are waiting hours for water, for food, for fuel. >> translator: i don't know if it's good or bad that i survived. >> reporter: the
ABC
Mar 22, 2011 4:00am PDT
're going to die tonight. >>> our coverage continues today on "good morning america," at a look at where and how gadhafi and now hiding. >>> now, to japan, where the delicate work of restoring power to that crippled nuclear facility the moving forward. this morning, the power was turned back on at a third reactor. water is also being dous two others. getting the power turned back on to all six of the units is key to cooling them down and also reducing radiation leaks. residents near that plant received water shipments this morning. they've been told not to drink the water from the tap because it contains radioactive iodine. the area around the plant supplies tokyo with most of its vegetable, as well. traces of radiation have been found, but in mount amounts that experts say do not pose any risk to humans. >>> we have details about the first confirmed american victim of the catastrophe in japan. taylor anderson was a 24-year-old woman from virginia. she was teaching english when the quake struck. anderson led children to higher ground, before then trying to reach her h
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